Keano fit for Faroe Islands, Keogh out
Captain Robbie Keane is fit for Ireland’s match against the Faroe Islands it has been announced today.
Keane who missed Ireland’s embarrassing 6-1 drubbing to Germany last Friday with an Achilles tendon injury has been ruled fit to travel to the Faroe Islands today and to be considered for selection for that match the FAI has said in a press release today.
“Following training this morning in Gannon Park Robbie Keane has been ruled fit to travel with the squad for Tuesday’s match against the Faroe Islands,” read the statement.
There was less good news for Ireland’s sole goalscorer from Friday night Andy Keogh as the statement went on to say, “Andy Keogh suffered a knock to the head in training on Saturday. He was observed overnight by the FAI medical team and has been ruled unfit to travel to the Faroe Island’s this afternoon due to mild concussion.”
It comes as another blow to Ireland’s injury-ravaged squad who suffered one of their worse ever defeats to the second-ranked team in the world last Friday in Dublin. Ireland will be looking to Keane, their leading goalscorer to bang in a few goals and restore some faith in the Irish team this Tuesday.
Whether that will happen or not is another matter.